iPad New iPad (2014), dissapointed (no LED flash)

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  1. PracticalMac, Oct 16, 2014
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    No LED Flash with iPad camera. :(

    I use iPad to take up close pictures of small items, and the shadow from iPad is HUGE.

    I do set up lights (when I can), but then sometimes the iPad itself gets in way of the light (and the shadow is not totally eliminated)


    And don't get with the dumb idea of taking the photo with an iPhone and use the Photo-Streme image (which does not work with movies, BTW),
    because then why bother installing camera in iPad if you are not going to use it?
     
  2. mcdj macrumors G3

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    it wouldn't be an Apple launch without a "disappointed" post.
     
  3. TheBama macrumors 6502

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    Actually a feature I would like as well, but not a deal killer for me.
     
  4. Charliebird macrumors 6502a

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    It's funny because it's true.
     
  5. ~~Hello~~, Oct 16, 2014
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  6. MykullMyerz macrumors 6502

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    I agree. It's practically obligatory at this point.
     
  7. ppfd macrumors regular

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    :)

    I use a camera, never have any problems.:D
     
  8. mctrees02 macrumors member

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    Why bother using an inferior camera when you can use a superior camera? Using the best possible camera isn't a dumb idea...
     
  9. mdridwan47 macrumors 6502

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    WHAT?? I'm ecstatic with the Air 2. Definitely getting it. :D
     
  10. PracticalMac thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I am glad to oblige!

    Now that's out of the way, for the YAY! post!
     
  11. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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    Boy if that's the biggest disappointment then this new iPad is really killer.
     
  12. lienhart macrumors 6502

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    Is the new iPad camera better than the iPhone 6's camera?
     
  13. Diversion macrumors 6502a

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    I hoped for a flash as well.. Especially with how hardcore they are promoting their camera on the iPad.. seems a bit confident without a flash. I'm not sure what market they are aiming at for getting serious with a tablet and photography but although not a deal breaker, seems like an incomplete project without the flash.
     
  14. richardbb85 macrumors 6502a

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    i can see taking pics with a mini, but with the air, really?

    i wish they take away the rear camera and expand the battery a little more.
     
  15. Piggie macrumors 604

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    Thats a very selfish thing to say.

    How about they fit a better camera and reduce the battery?

    No, as that would be a very selfish thing for me to say.

    Just because YOU don't use something much, does not mean other people may want something.
     
  16. addictzz macrumors 6502

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    Actually I wonder where the mute/rotation lock button goes? Anybody else notices this?
     
  17. Freida macrumors 65816

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    I feel sorry for you. You can't afford a camera with external flash to take macro photo so you bash device that is not meant to be used like that. Yeah, poor you! Sorry that you had to experience such a disappointment today. Maybe Santa will bring you some camera equipment you can use for the specific task you want it for.

    Jeez, since when people lost all the practical thinking? Is all humanity lost cause we became unrealistically demanding? When do we stop?
     
  18. 007p macrumors 6502a

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    I don't like the idea of taking pictures with a tablet. But I also don't get why they spent so long about the ipad air 2 camera tonight...and they have never put a flash on it.

    It's either meant to have a camera for pictures (in which case, why no flash?) or its meant for video (Facetime) and little else (the odd specialist app I suppose) :confused:
     
  19. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Amen, brother.
     
  20. PracticalMac thread starter macrumors 68030

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    When it comes to posting images on objects online with edits and text, nothing is faster than and iPad.
     
  21. temna macrumors 6502a

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    A flash on a tablet? Nonono.. That's what the phone is for.. Personally, I still find the back camera on an iPad to be one of those features that never should have happened..
     
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  23. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    iCloud photo library works for movies.
     
  24. PracticalMac thread starter macrumors 68030

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    When did that happen?

    Mine do not transfer.
     
  25. Soulweaponry macrumors 6502

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    Ya know what? Out of all the stupid complaints people make and the future complaints to come, this is one i actually agree with. It's got a camera and at the presentation they're selling it as an iPad you can really take pictures with, but you really have to be outside to take pictures with it because there's no flash. Why not?

    Now that i think about it, it really makes no sense to put a camera without a flash on an iPad. You assume people are going to take pictures with it. You even sell it as a feature. How do you expect people to take pictures with it in low light?

    Maybe there will be a flash in a future iPad. There's no indication of iPad ever getting a flash, but i want one. Because why the hell not?
     

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